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Southwest launching new nonstop service to San Diego and Kansas City

Nonstop to San Diego and Kansas City.

COLUMBUS, OH – Columbus travelers are gaining nonstop access to two new destinations from John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) as Southwest Airlines adds service to San Diego International Airport (SAN) and Kansas City International Airport (MCI) next summer.

San Diego and Kansas City are among the top destinations for Columbus travelers. Weekly service for both destinations begins in June and is available to book at

“Two of the largest unserved destinations for Columbus travelers will now be served nonstop thanks to Southwest Airlines’ new flights to San Diego and Kansas City,” said Joseph R. Nardone, President & CEO of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority. “We’re grateful to this valued airline partner for providing access to these popular cities for travel and tourism.”

This new service brings the total to 53 nonstop destinations offered by airlines out of CMH and the Rickenbacker Passenger Terminal (LCK), the most destinations ever available to Columbus travelers.

These growing flight options come as Columbus airports continue an upward trend in passenger air travel. Last month, Columbus travelers flew past the previous record for September enplanements, marking the best September on record for CMH and LCK, and the first time surpassing monthly enplanements since 2019.

Data reveals departing passenger traffic at CMH and LCK was 2% higher than the previous record set for September in 2019. Year-to-date traffic for both airports represents 97% of 2019, and an 11% increase over the same time period in 2022. That momentum is expected to continue into the fall and winter.

Travelers can explore all 53 nonstop destinations offered from Columbus by visiting

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The Columbus Regional Airport Authority connects Ohio with the world by managing and operating passenger-focused John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH), cargo-focused Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK), and general aviation airport Bolton Field (TZR). Columbus travelers have access to 53 nonstop destinations via CMH and LCK, more than ever before in airport history. Visit our destinations page to see where we’re flying and stay connected with CRAA online.

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